Photos: Cotton Bowl MVPs Trevor Lawrence and Austin Bryant
|Sunday, December 30, 2018, 1:15 PM-|
The Recipient of the SANFORD TROPHY as the OUTSTANDING OFFENSIVE PLAYER for the 2018 Cotton Bowl was Trevor Lawrence:
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence earned Offensive MVP honors after completing 27-39 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns. Those three passing touchdowns set a College Football Playoff record for a semifinal game. Lawrence completed 19-26 passes for 264 yards with three touchdowns in the first half alone. His 264 yards were his most in a first half this season, surpassing his 217-yard first half against South Carolina. The total also set a first-half Cotton Bowl record, surpassing the 249 posted by Baylor’s Bryce Petty in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic.
The Recipient of the MCKNIGHT TROPHY as the OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER was the 2018 Cotton Bowl was Austin Bryant:
Bryant had 6 total tackles, 4 solo tackles, 2 sacks and 3 TFLs.